Power metal is a guilty pleasure of mine. It probably is for you too. Manowar in the USA and Helloween in Europe started it and bands like Hammerfall, Firewind, and Blind Guardian have continued the genre. Holy Grail is out of California and brings some amazing guitar work to a modernized power metal sound. Huge choruses, stunning vocal work, and lightning guitar make this newcomer a must listen. You can put them in the power metal genre but they also are very thrashy. Two albums in, get on this bandwagon now!
Hail and Horns